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2017 IUB CS Fall Meeting InvitationOpen in a New Window

Registration is now open to attend the 2017 IUB Customer Service Fall Meetings. Agenda items will include recent municipal legislation, statute of limitations, LIHEAP update, and other items.For a list of the nineteen meetings with date, time, and location, click here.Register online - https://iub.iowa.gov/fall-meeting-registration.Registration for each location will close two business days prior to the meeting date. Each registered attendee will receive a packet of information at the mee [...]

 

IUB Pushing to Receive Annual Reports on TimeOpen in a New Window

Municipal gas and electric utilities are required by Iowa administrative code to file annual reports with the IUB on or before April 1 of each year. Frequently, there are a number of municipal utilities that do not file their annual reports in a timely manner. This year, as of 8/11/17, there were five municipal utilities that had not filed reports for 2016 by the April 1 deadline. IUB board members and staff have notified IAMU that they would like to see a higher rate of compliance with the fili [...]

 

Experienced Security and Emergency Management Expert Joins IAMU StaffOpen in a New Window

The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities is pleased to announce the hiring of Russell Saffell in the newly created position of Director of Member Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection. Russ will work with member utilities to help assess physical and cyber security threats, protect critical infrastructure, and manage emergency and disaster response planning.“Since 1947, IAMU has been committed to supporting and strengthening Iowa’s municipal utilities, and that mis [...]

 

Toolbox Talk - Ticks 101: What to Know About the Pesky PestsOpen in a New Window

Ticks find their hosts by detecting animals’ breath and body odors, or by sensing body heat, moisture, and vibrations. Some species can even recognize a shadow. In addition, ticks pick a place to wait by identifying well-used paths. Then they wait for a host, resting on the tips of grasses and shrubs. Ticks can’t fly or jump, but many tick species wait in a position known as “questing.”While questing, ticks hold onto leaves and grass by their third and fourth pair [...]

 

Save-the-Date for Safety Group Insurance Program SeminarsOpen in a New Window

The Safety Group Insurance Program will be holding seminars in three locations around the state this fall. For dates and locations, click here.Mark your calendar and plan to attend. More specific information, including a registration form, will be sent out in September. [...]

 

IAMU Memo - Federal OSHA 300 Update RulingOpen in a New Window

Federal OSHA is now accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness reports. This requirement affects establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. Only these groups are required to create an account and submit information.To create your account, go to www.osha.gov whe [...]

 

IAMU Members Earn Water Operators of the Year AwardsOpen in a New Window

IAMU is proud of all of its members and what they do for their communities. We’d like to give special recognition to those members who received American Water Works Association (AWWA) Operator of the Year Awards this year.Region 1:Travis Bagby, LisbonChester Lief, OlinMike Pape, Edgewood Region 4:Tim Collison, Little Sioux Region 5:Terry Danielson, Redfield Note: Recipients from Region 2 and Region 3 will be announced this fall. [...]

 

Regional Water Finance ForumOpen in a New Window

"Financing the Future of Water Utilities: What's Ahead and How to Prepare"Sept. 12, 20178:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference CenterSt. Joseph, MissouriDiscover ways your utility can plan, pay for and build water, wastewater and stormwater projects at the Regional Water Finance Forum in St. Joseph, Missouri on Sept. 12.Water utilities and city officials from Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas will come together to discuss water infrastructure financing strategies, chal [...]

 

HSEMD Notice on Kaspersky Lab ProductsOpen in a New Window

Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) and the Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), have released a notice concerning Kaspersky Lab security products.Please read the notice here.Any questions related to this notice should be directed to John Benson, HSEMD, at (515) 725-3208 or john.benson@iowa.gov. [...]

 

EPA Launches Water Financing Clearinghouse Tool for CommunitiesOpen in a New Window

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new web-based portal called the Water Finance Clearinghouse to help communities make informed financing decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs. The Clearinghouse includes a searchable database with more than $10 billion in water funding sources and more than 550 resources to support local water infrastructure projects. The Water Finance Clearinghouse gives local decision makers an op [...]
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